A Conversation With Professor Jonathan Malfno in Jerusalem, page 5
Guilford students were among the 100,000 who went to Washington
D.C. to march for peace in the Middle East. Analysis of the march is
on page 2, more photos from different rallies on page 6/ photo by
Forum Looks at War's Effects
Assistant News Editor
A forum geared toward helping mem
bers of the Guilford community deal with
their emotional responses to the Gulf War
was held last Tuesday evening in the cafe
About 40 people attended the forum,
which was sponsored by Quaker Concerns.
Among the faculty members and adminis
trators present were Bill Rogers, Vemie
Davis, Max Carter, Joe Groves, Tom Clark
and Salem Ajluni. The discussion was
facilitated by Richie Zweigenhaft and Jane
Much of the conversation centered
around concerns that some people's envel
opment in the events in the Persian Gulf is
resulting in destructive and counterpro
ductive sacrifices in their personal lives.
For example, students claimed that news
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of the war has such a "paralyzing" effect
that it sometimes makes concentrating on
their studies especially difficult.
Zweigenhaft noted that it is imperative
that people achieve a "balance between
living your own life and being a respon
Added Caris, "It is a delicate balance.
Don't let yourself become a casualty in
your own life."
Many students said the war makes much
of what they are studying seem trivial.
However, Clark suggested that in actuality
just the contrary is so.
"School work is more important so we
can learn how to avoid [war] in the future,"
Rogers cautioned students to avoid let
ting themselves get "numbed" by the war.
"I encourage students to stay in touch
see FORUM on page 4 >-
Semester in Paris to Go
Ahead Despite War in Gulf
On Saturday, February 2, students from
Guilford College left for a semester abroad
Although Saddam Hussein is more than
3,000 miles away, he still threatens the
United States closer to home. One ques
tion on students' minds since the Persian
Gulf crisis began has been, what is going to
happen to the abroad program in Paris? Is
the terrorism threat enough to cancel the
Martha Cooley, director of Off Campus
Education and a member of the History
Department, docs not think so.
"Guilford has dou blc checked with other
programs, and the State Department, to
ensure the safety of the students," said
Most schools with whom Guilford
checked have not cancelled their program s.
Schools' programs that have cancelled,
were due to students dropping out of them,
not because of concerns about safety.
Sylvia Trelles has been in Paris since
early January. She has had a hand in
advising the Guilford administration on
the fate of the Paris program. Trelles is
informing Guilford on a regular basis about
the situation in Paris.
"We are very sure that Sylvia will watch
the situation very carefully," said Cooley.
'Trelles will let Guilford know if students
need to get out of Paris in a hurry."
'The decision has been tough on par
ents," said Cooley. "Getting them there
was their main concern." Many parents
wish the Paris program would be cancelled
so there would be no decision to make
about their sons' or daughters' safety.
A letter was sent out to the parents and
students involved in the Paris program
before war in the Gulf broke out. The letter
explained to parents that the students would
be living with French families. This would
lessen their chances of being singled out as
Americans. Students have also been
warned to be as discreet about their nation
ality as possible to further ensure their
Only one student has withdrawn from
the program. Many students wish to con-
Feb. 4, 1991
linue with their plans to attend the Paris
program. "I am worried, but I still want to
go," said sophomore Sara Karpenske.
Before the January 15 deadline the Off
Campus Committee discussed the fate of
the program. "They had no real concern
early this fall; they didn't know what was
going to happen. When school started they
began to worry more," said Cooley.
The dean and the Administrative Coun
cil eventually decided to allow the pro
gram to continue as planned. The admini
stration feels very comfortable with the
fact that Sylvia Trelles is in Paris.
"We may still have to make a change but
for now, at the Paris end, there are not
feelings that the program should be
cancelled. It's very calm over there," said
Cooley, "more so than it is here."
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